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No Yonge subway service between Bloor and Union Stations,
this weekend, January 29 and 30

The TTC will not be operating subway trains along the Yonge section of the 1 Yonge - University - Spadina subway between Bloor and Union Stations all day Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30.

Trains operate along the line only between Finch and Bloor Stations and between Downsview and Union Stations this weekend.

Frequent accessible buses drop off and pick up passengers at stops on Yonge Street and Front Street West. Southbound buses stop on Yonge Street at Bloor and Wellesley Streets West, College Street, Dundas, Queen and King Streets West and on Front Street West at Bay Street. Northbound buses drop off and pick up passengers at stops on Front Street West at Bay Street and on Yonge Street at King, Queen and Dundas Streets East, Carlton Street and Wellesley and Bloor Streets East.

The buses do not enter Wellesley Station bus terminal.

While the subway is closed, TTC crews are installing a new crossover south of College Station. The crossover will allow trains to move from one track to another, letting the TTC short-turn trains during an emergency further south along the line.

According to Steve Munro, the TTC will also install crossovers at King Station and at Rosehill Avenue south of St. Clair Station over the next two years. The TTC removed these manually operated crossovers many years ago to eliminate maintenance requirements, but now it’s re-installing and automating them to allow emergency shutdowns to affect a shorter part of the line when they occur.

Best bets for traveling to downtown Toronto

  • Ride the Spadina - University branch to Queen’s Park, St. Patrick, Osgoode or St. Andrew Stations, then transfer to eastbound streetcars operating along the 506 Carlton, 505 Dundas, 501 Queen or 504 King routes to reach Yonge Street.
  • Ride the Yonge branch to Bloor Station, transfer to westbound trains along the 2 Bloor - Danforth line to St. George, then transfer to southbound Spadina - University trains.
  • Update - Sunday, January 30, 7:37 a.m.: Some Transit Toronto readers advise exiting the subway at Rosedale Station. Even though, officially, the buses start and end their trips at Bloor Street, in reality they’re looping through Rosedale Station terminal. (Although we were at Rosedale Station yesterday, we didn’t see passengers boarding buses there, although at least three at a time wait in the station terminal.)